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Sunday Music Show

Czech pop singer Aneta Langerová and her critically-acclaimed new album Na radosti

03-05-2015 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Supraphon This week’s Sunday Music show is devoted to pop singer Aneta Langerová who dominated the Czech music industry's annual Anděl awards a few weeks ago, picking up the prizes for best female singer, best album, best song and best music video. We’ll hear songs from her highly acclaimed latest album Na radosti.   More

An American foodie goes to Prague

The best burgers in Prague

02-05-2015 02:01 | Halley Crane

Illustrative photo: lockstockb / freeimages It’s been a long time since the days when a Big Mac was the only hamburger around town. Since then burger bistros have become some of the most popular eateries in Prague. This week I highlight the restaurants who serve up the best of the classic American sandwich.  More

Czech Life

Prague cemeteries seek funerals revamp

02-05-2015 02:01 | Ruth Fraňková

Photo: archive of Radio Prague There are some thirty cemeteries in Prague and at this time of year, they turn into pleasant islands of greenery offering a peaceful oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of life in the capital. But a walk through some of the city's burial grounds will reveal that many of the graves are actually crumbling and neglected.   More

My Prague

My Prague – Michal Bregant

02-05-2015 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Michal Bregant at Duende, photo: Ian Willoughby Michal Bregant is the director of the National Film Archive, which is tasked with preserving the Czech Republic’s rich cinema heritage and oversees over 150 million metres of film. Previously he headed another important institution, FAMU film school. A Praguer through and through, Bregant grew up on the city centre street Celetná. His family’s kitchen window overlooked the adjacent, narrow Kamzíkova – and there we take a short trip down memory lane at the start of our tour of “his Prague”.   More

Special

Pavel Vošický – the political prisoner who helped shape Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign

01-05-2015 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Pavel Vošický, photo: Ian Willoughby When many of his friends were starting university, Pavel Vošický was getting a different sort of education, hearing the stories of political prisoners of various stripes in some of the most notorious jails in communist Czechoslovakia. Barely out of his...  More

Panorama

American designer Karen Feldman merges her talent with Czech know-how to build successful crystal glass business

30-04-2015 16:44 | Miroslav Krupička

Karen Feldman, photo: Miroslav Krupička ARTĚL Glass is a luxury crystal glass company that offers original collections handmade by Czech artisans. Established in 1998 by American designer and entrepreneur Karen Feldman, ARTĚL Glass now has three design stores in Prague and a growing number of customers around the world.   More

Current Affairs

Czech national team readies for Ice Hockey Worlds

30-04-2015 16:12 | Jan Velinger

Photo: CTK Overseas, many hockey fans are largely following the latest results in the NHL playoffs, but in Europe, all eyes in will soon be on the Ice Hockey World Championships, set to begin in Prague and Ostrava. The puck will drop in the first face-off on Friday,...  More

Modular pavilion part of Czech contribution to Expo 2015

30-04-2015 16:12 | Ruth Fraňková

Czech pavilion, photo: CZ Expo official website On Friday, Expo 2015 gets underway in Italy’s Milan and the Czech pavilion is ready to open its door to the public. The main theme this year is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” When I spoke to Expo’s Czech commissioner, Jiří František Potužník,...  More

Marketplace

Czech Post looks to deliver new strategy

29-04-2015 15:27 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Filip Jandourek State-owned postal operator Czech Post has one of the densest branch networks in Europe for a population which is not that keen on writing letters, postcards, or sending parcels. Cost cutting has helped the service turn modest profits in recent years but Czech Post now faces operating losses if changes are not forthcoming. One move is to franchise off most of its branch network. Another is to fix a new formula to compensate Czech Post for countrywide public service.   More

In Focus

Bike share venture in the pink

28-04-2015 16:28 | Ruth Fraňková

Photo: archive of Rekola Walking around Prague these days, you can often come across bright pink bikes parked in the streets. Most of these radiant bicycles belong to Rekola, a non-profit organisation operating a bike sharing scheme in Prague and a number of other cities around...  More

Sports News

Sports News

27-04-2015 15:58 | Ian Willoughby

David Lafata, Pavel Kadeřábek, photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Race for Czech league championship gets interesting as first Plzeň home loss in two years hands Sparta chance of regaining title; Vydra and Pudil celebrate promotion to English Premier League with Watford; and free-of-charge...  More

One on One

Change in status will see Anglo-American target US high school students, says university head Alan Krautstengl

27-04-2015 15:58 | Ian Willoughby

Alan Krautstengl, photo: archive of Anglo-American University This Wednesday Prague’s Anglo-American University will be holding a double celebration. The institution will be marking 25 years of existence – and officially opening its new campus at the magnificent Thurn-Taxis Palace in Malá Strana. Ahead of the celebrations I visited the building to meet Anglo-American’s president, Associate Professor Alan Krautstengl.  More

Czech History

Bloody conclusion of WWII in Czech lands

25-04-2015 02:01 | Chris Johnstone

Liberation of Prague by Red Army, photo: Karel Hájek, CC BY-SA 3.0 In this week’s edition of Czech History we look at the situation in Bohemia and Moravia in late April and early May 1945 in the run up to commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. We draw on the recollections of US soldiers Czech resistance fighters, and forced labour and concentration camp workers seeking to return home as the hostilities ended.  More

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